Citadel of Chaos and the dread sorcerer, Balthus Dire!

Citadel of Chaos Book

Who knows what monstrous creatures lie in wait in the Citadel of Chaos?

The Citadel holds a dark and dangerous peril for anyone foolhardy enough to venture through its gruesome gates. And yet venture you must, for your mission lies at the heart of the Citadel, with the dread sorcerer, Balthus Dire!

Balthus Dire

Two dice, a pencil and an eraser are all you need to make your journey. YOU decide which route to take, which monsters to fight, and where to use your special knowledge of the magic arts.\

A few months ago, my buddy Jay sent me a care package of four items; The Citadel of Chaos Fighting Fantasy book, a map, a character sheet, and a figure of Balthus Dire from Otherworld miniatures.

Balthus Dire Model

I concluded I need a brave adventurer figure to start my quest.

Adventurer Model

So far, I’m yet to get far enough into the Citadel to even challenge Balthus Dire! LOL!

Thanks Jay!


Skeleton Sizes

In the comments of my last post, Jay asked “How do the skeles scale with GW skeles?”

I figured I’d photograph three manufacturers so everyone could see for themselves.

Left to right, by twos.

Monolith (Conan) / Games Workshop / Mantic


Gorechosen Kore Hammerskull

I picked up Gorechosen last year for a bunch of reasons.

-I had a friend who bought it and wanted to play.

-I needed a figure for my Secret Santa submission. (I’ll post it a bit later)

-It’s a great beer & pretzels game.

-I can use all the figures in Warhammer Quest Silver Tower.

With all that motivation, I got painting. The first gladiator I painted was for the shop’s Secret Santa project. Here is the next one I painted, with more to come.


Now and again I like to grab a random mini and just paint it. I generally go for a figure I could use in a D&D game.  This stone lurker (Roper) sculpted by Bob Olley has been a favorite of mine and fits the style of D&D games I like. Weird.


Secret Santa painting project 2016

Wow! another year and I’m back to the shop’s secret Santa event (submit a fig & a random person paints it). I thought it was pretty funny that I was assigned a figure from the Gorchosen game, as I’d just picked up the game, to submit one of the four figs for my secret Santa entry.

After taking the photos for this fig I realized I had not painted the eyes. They are now complete. Though, as I post this, I realized a forgot to splatter him with Blood for the Blood God to give him the grizzly dripping with blood look. I’ll add that later!



I have more Gorechosen figs to post later. I’ll also post my secret Santa fig when I get it back in January.

General T. Clancy

I painted this mini up for a Street Fighter RPG game this summer. This is a character I’ve played since SF was originally released.  Clancy is a lunitic who believes aliens are real and they gave him powers best used in street fights. What a nutter.




D&D Wizard

I’m playing a Wizard in an up-coming D&D  Curse of Strahd campaign. This figure is from the Dark Sword range. I really like this range cause the figures are based off of art from original D&D artists.


Dark Sword mini


Elmore art